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Oswalt In the News - Kiss A Pig Fundraiser Raises More Than $3,700!

UNIQUE KISS A PIG CONTEST RAISES MORE THAN $3,700 FOR OSWALT ACADEMY
 
Teachers and Staff at Oswalt Academy Puckered Up February 13
 
WALNUT, CA – FEBRUARY 13, 2009 – The chant became loud as more than 800 kids yelled, “Kiss a Pig! Kiss a Pig!” The rain stopped for the all-school assembly that took place out on the blacktop and students cheered as the names of teachers were read. “Ms. Lucy,” a svelte 90 pound, nine-month old pig from the Mt. SAC Agricultural Department was ready in her pen for the excitement to begin.
 
Principal Astrid Ramirez and the teachers and staff at Oswalt Academy raised more than $3,750  in the unique “Kiss A Pig” fundraiser to offset school budget cuts. For a dollar per vote, students and community members voted for their favorite teacher to do the deed. The following teachers from each grade level had the most votes and were given their own “pig nose” before laying their smooch on Ms. Lucy:
          K - Dr. Gil Navarro
            1st - Mrs. Sue Bonet
            2nd - Miss Rita Gomez
            3rd - Mr. Steve Feldman
            4th - Miss Melissa Henley
            5th - Mr. Mitch Childs
            6th - Mrs. Gabriela Quirarte
            7th - Mr. Tom Tolliver
            SDC - Mrs.  Robin Paerels
            Ms. Astrid Ramirez - Principal
            Miss Kathryn Solis - Vice Principal
            Mrs. Diane Ramirez -Noon Duty Aide
           
            All funds raised will go towards supporting the school’s Apple Laptop Learning Program and International Baccalaureate Program.
            Oswalt Academy is a K-8 school located at 19501 Shadow Oak Drive, Walnut.
 
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